University of Michigan law student Rana Thabata has been awarded a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, a program that provides financial support to immigrants and children of immigrants.

A first-generation Palestinian American from New Orleans, Thabata is the ninth U-M student to receive the fellowship that provides up to $90,000 in financial support for graduate school in the United States. 

“This fellowship is a testament to the amazing and important contributions of new Americans,” Thabata said. “It means a lot to share a community with people who came to this country to make it a better place and who don’t take the sacrifices of their parents, or sacrifices they might have taken themselves, lightly. My future law degree is a culmination of my parents’ hard work to raise my siblings and me in a country foreign to them.”

Read the full article on the University Record here.